Verizon's purchase of Yahoo has been a hot topic for the tech industry ever since its announcement, which was followed by months of NSA-related drama that revealed data breaches of up to 500 million user accounts. The sagaa had a happy ending though, with Verizon saving $350 million on the deal. Now, after months of lull, a new move that stops users from accessing Yahoo's web services with their AT&T email addresses potentially veered into the net neutrality territory. Thankfully, that's not the case, as this is mostly about winding down the corporate deals prior to the acquisition.
The arrangement that affects users of popular micro-blogging site, Tumblr as well as other Yahoo services have until June 30 to comply with the change. AT&T has notified its customers with the following statement:
"Yahoo websites are no longer linked to from att.net. As of June 30, 2017, you won't be able to login to most of Yahoo websites using your AT&T email address"
Tumblr, too, posted a notice that advised its users to switch their email addresses to access their services:
"Starting on June 30, 2017, att.net customers will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and Tumblr accounts through email addresses with the following domains: att.net, ameritech.net, bellsouth.net, flash.net, nvbell.net, pacbell.net, prodigy.net, sbcglobal.net, snet.net, swbell.net, and wans.net."
So, if you're a user affected by this change, make sure to change your email address from the AT&T one before June 30. Post acquisition, Yahoo will be merged with Verizon's other possession, AOL, to form Oath.